Q: Does RoboTar Move up the neck?
Otherwise the higher areas of the guitar neck are mostly there for creating chords in different positions that are compatible with 4 human fingers (sometimes five if a thumb is creatively used over the top of the guitar neck). HOWEVER, since RoboTar does not have the limitation of 5 human fingers, chords can be created in the first position that might otherwise be played further up the neck with a human hand. Through using muting and RoboTar's unlimited finger position, the player can get very creative and play almost anything.
As you can see below, RoboTar covers nearly 75% of the fretboard leaving out only the higher notes on the first string (A above middle C and higher). Here is a chart of the notes RoboTar covers:
Q: Does RoboTar work on an Electric Guitar?
RoboTar is not currently set up to work on a Nylon String Classical guitar or a 12-string guitar. Both of these guitars have wider necks that are outside of the range of RoboTar's fingers. With enough interest we may be able to build a version for these guitars. Please let us know if that is of any interest to you.
Finally, RoboTar is intended for most rhythm and chord based guitar playing but individual notes and melodies are also possible. We believe it is very flexible allowing for some hammer on and pull off capability for those that want to get creative. It may take some practice to coordinate a foot with hammer on timing but it is possible. It is also a possible future software release to build in a hammer on or pull off into the song using some automation but we don't have that built in yet. If you are interested in this feature, please let us know.
That said, we don't recommend RoboTar for lead guitar playing. You will not likely sound like Eddie Van Halen or Steve Vai using RoboTar. :)